CEET initiated its water literacy programme at Palakkad
CEET initiated its water literacy programme at Palakkad. A beginning, from the grass route level, together with Nemmara NSS College. Thanks to the vibrant Principal Dr. G. Pramod, Mrs, Seema, local coordinator and department of Zoology who were so enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge on water resources, role of farmers in enriching ground water, revival of small water bodies and more. .. Member of parliament, Alathur constituency, Sri P. K. Biju was highly keen about the “Road map” on water of palakkad district proposed by CEET workers. He raised his concerns about the conservation practices of rain water and ground water recharge. It was more of peoples participation against water pollution, strategies on revival of ponds, streams, wells etc.,

Sri, C. M. Susanth, Senior Principal Scientist and head of water division, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Had such an encouraging note on water literacy, and shared his views on water equity. Discussion points included increased water consumption, water falling patterns, kerala water scarcity, policies on land sharing, population density of Kerala in comparison to other Indian states, per capita water availability, peak water, and ground water depletion. The work on traditional agricultural practices of palakkad was presented as a good model for ground water recharge. The study class conducted by Prof. Dr. vasudevan Pillai, IRTC palakkad was rich with his expertise in working with water management. He illustrated many examples on water conservation, rain water harvesting and traditional practices. More emphasis was on pond revival, rain water filtration and water accounting and budgeting. The illustrations on storage of rain water were received with much appreciation. Summers rain shower storage discussions were main highlights. Inspiring speaker from Gangotri chartiable trust, Nenmara, Dr. Priya brought in humor and vigor and important views on water scarcity on wild life. She raised the concerns over cultural shift of the district and changing trends in maintaining the water resources.

The active participation of students, farmers and local panchayat representatives made the first progamme lively.